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The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center provides educational programming and consultation for health care organizations throughout the nation and the world with the goal of eliminating health disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and all sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people. We are a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, educators, and public health professionals with expertise in LGBTQIA+ health research and care. The Education Center is a part of The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, based in Boston, MA and we work with a national network of faculty, advisors, and collaborators representing medical and public health universities, community health centers, and leading government and non-profit organizations.

Key Topics

Achieving health equity for LGBTQIA+ people– concepts, terminology, stigmas and disparities

Transgender health

LGBTQIA+ youth and LGBTQIA+ elders

Collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data

Behavioral health integration and trauma informed care

Key NTTAP-Funded Services

  • Online Training: We offer online training covering many LGBTQIA+ health topics
  • Training and Technical Assistance: Individualized technical assistance focusing on helping
    organizations assess their readiness for change, train their staff in core LGBTQIA+ concepts, and operationalize strategies for creating welcoming and inclusive environments for their LGBTQIA+ patients
  • Publications: briefs, journal articles, toolkits, and a textbook to support the improvement of LGBTQIA+ health through clinical and organizational change. Most of our publications are available for free and can be accessed on our website.

Contact

Website: www.lgbthealtheducation.org  –  Scroll down to bottom right to sign up for email

TTA Point of Contact: Sarah Mitnick, Operations Manager, smitnick@fenwayhealth.org / 617.927.6360

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.